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Used in the Exhibit: Play by Play - A Century of L.A. Sports Photography, 1889-1989 In 1875, Elias Jackson Baldwin--known to all as "Lucky"--purchased approximately 8,000 acres of the Rancho Santa Anita ranch in the San Gabriel Valley and began training thoroughbred horses. In 1885, with Volante (pictured), he won the American Derby at Washington Park, then the most prestigious race in the country for three-year-olds. Baldwin also built the first version of the Santa Anita race track on his estate in 1907; two years later, following Baldwin's death, horse racing was banned in California and the track was forced to close.
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00049054 SecurityÂ Pacific National Bank Collection Sports-Horseracing; S-003-108 4x5 CARL0000052868 http://184.108.40.206/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/102597
Santa Anita Ranch (Calif.) Baldwin, Elias Jackson,--1828-1909--Homes and haunts Volante (Race horse) Horses--California--Arcadia Young men--California--Arcadia Horseback riding--California--Arcadia Race horses--United States Stables--California--Arcadia Arcadia (Calif.)